Assessments/Placements

The placement process will guide you in selecting the appropriate course for your current skill level in English or ESL (English as a Second Language), math, or chemistry.  Completing the online placement process (formerly Multiple Measures) is also required for priority registration. 

English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment

For students whose first language is not English.

Chemistry assessment

For students who already have experience in beginning chemistry and would like to skip lower level courses.

Please note:

  • Assessments/placements are a free service provided to all students who have applied to DVC.
  • You may have to wait up to 48 business hours after applying before you are able to schedule an appointment.
  • DVC only assesses students who are enrolling at DVC in either the present or future term. 

See our assessment policies for more information.  


Contact the Assessment Center

Telephone: 925-969-2132

Email: assessmentcenter@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-682-8179

Office location: SSC building, room 140 (first floor)
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Telephone: 925-551-6215

Email: auawithya@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-242-0856

Office location: West Building 109
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